Live Life Again Pain-Free

A Physical Therapists’ goals are all physical ailments and reduce the need for prescription medication and surgery.

Each person works one on one with the physical therapist. Every patient has an individualized exercise program. Adjustments are made based on patients reports of changing symptoms.

You will need to see your doctor to get a prescription for therapy. Once you have the prescription, call our office to schedule an appointment.

Please bring all insurance cards and photo ID.

The office will send you the new patient packet for you to fill out. In addition, consider the following:

  • Write down any questions that you would like to ask the therapist. Create a list of symptoms and the length of time you have had them. Consider what activities or positions cause the pain or symptoms (e.g. sitting, standing, walking, and laying down). What happens throughout the day? (better in the am worse in the pm) What makes it feel better? What makes it worse?
  • Make a list of your medical history such as surgeries, accidents or injuries that may have contributed to the problem.
  • Bring a list of all prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements that you are taking.
  • Bring the name and address of the physicians you would like your physical therapist to contact in regards to your progress.

Try to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Your therapist may want to start right away with your treatment on your first visit.

The Physical Therapist will begin the visit by asking about your medical history and the issues you are having that have brought you to us. This information will help in determining what treatments will be beneficial in the process of helping you improve and get back to your regular daily activities.

The Physical Therapist will generally check the following areas:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Balance and Coordination
  • Posture

He will also evaluate how you do everyday activities such as walking, lying down, sitting up, standing, bending and lifting. He will ask about your home or work situations, what you do for extracurricular activities and your overall health habits.

Your visits will depend on the treatment plan, how many visits and how often the referring physician requested. Usually it is 2-3 days a week for 4 weeks (12 visits). Your physical therapist will continually recheck your progress and work with you to plan for your discharge from physical therapy when your goals are met. Make sure you talk with your physical therapist about what you should do after discharge if you have questions or if your symptoms or condition should worsen.

 

To find out more or to arrange an appointment with us
please call us on (810) 620-8042 or send an e-mail to info@flintphysicaltherapy.net.

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